The Gothic Roupov castle was founded in the 13th century, and after a Renaissance modernization was one of the most beautiful Czech castles. The now completely standing part was built later and is being used by the current owners, the old ruined part hides many original architectural pieces, and is freely accesible. The original black kitchen with a medieval chimney is still present, and a gothique well. The castle was in usable state in the late 18th century, but slowly deteriorated, and the old part was disassembled for stone when a nearby village burned down and building material was needed. Some walls collapsed in 1817 and the castle became a ruin. Today the old part is conserved.



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Přeštice, Czech Republic
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Czech Republic

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Josef Najman (10 months ago)
The ruins of the castle are interesting from a historical point of view, especially because of the preserved chimney from the 16th century. The castle is private, but the owners allow a tour of the ruins.
Jirka Trojánek (10 months ago)
The ruins are nice, but beware of the entrance. From the parking lot there is a path to a gate with a wooden gate and it is open and it is on private land. You have to go left from the gate to the castle.
Petr (11 months ago)
The ruins of Roupov Castle are accessible, but the signs warn that only at your own risk. Another sign warns that you are entering private property. Parking for 4-5 vehicles approximately 200 meters away.
Vendy Kačerová (14 months ago)
A romantic ruin with a preserved period kitchen. A nice chapel and a farm nearby. Definitely worth a visit!
Just Hanz (2 years ago)
If you are an avid drone rider who is able to walk 10 miles for Cinematic Flying, I can't recommend this place due to the no-fly zone
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